Bradfield Bark is a FREE community event hosted by North Sydney Council celebrating our canine friends.
Held on Sunday 6th March 2016, this special family-friendly event kicks off at 10am and features a jam-packed programme for all to enjoy - including street performers, Insta-dog and paws-ie opportunities at the photo booth, owner and dog look-alike competitions and dog-themed face painting! North Sydney Council will also be raising much needed funds for the Sydney Cats and Dogs Home, North Sydney's pound and the only not-for-profit pound in Sydney.
"Australians are a nation of animal lovers, with one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world," said North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson.
"Dogs are an important part of our North Sydney community. Council's inaugural Bradfield Bark looks to celebrate our four-legged-friends and acknowledge the health and social benefits having a dog as part of the family provides."
Programme highlights include a series of good dog, clever dog displays with Manly and District Kennel and Dog Training Club performing obedience and agility demonstrations and K9 Nose Time showing dogs doing Treibball and K9 Nose Work® - where dogs search and alert like detection dogs working in the army, at airports and in the police force.
Professional animal trainer, Peta Clarke from Animal Training Solutions and her pack will perform dog tricks, while the Bradfield Bark Mutt Market will have everything to make your dog's dreams come true – collars, leads, bowls, coats, food, treats, toys and much more. Visitors can also chat to dog trainers for tips on doggie diet, health and training.
For those looking for some puppy love, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home will host an Adopt Don't Shop Area where trained staff will be able to match you with a canine companion who will suit your home and lifestyle.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT will host a puppy play place. Along with the puppies, Guide Dog's puppy raisers will be on-hand to educate people about the role of Guide Dogs in the community.
Among Bradfield Bark's other attractions will be off-leash play areas for dogs and children will be able to enjoy craft activities and a giant dog-shaped jumping castle!